Shlomo Katz

A miracle in the middle of the deepest darkness I listen to a classical radio station while driving car as well as at home. I heard about pieces of music that listeners wanted to trace. We were told about a then 27-year-old old Jewish cantor Shlomo Katz from Romania was ordered to sing in a concentration camp in 1942 while […]

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The House of Emigrants

#1 post on a series on Sweden   This post is part of a series on a two-week long journey to Sweden in May 2017. My husband and I started in Gothenburg the fourth largest city in Sweden. I attended the world’s largest Half Marathon for the 12th time. We wanted to visit our son and family 800 km away […]

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The Battle of Jutland

Sea War Museum in Denmark War memorial outside the museum for the lost marines Last year a new museum opened at the west coast of Denmark to make a memorial park for the 9000 British and German navy personal who perished on the last day of May 1916. The thunder from the canons were heard at the coast where the […]

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The Great Day of Prayer

In Denmark we have many Bank Holidays in the spring. Not many people are actively Christians but they would be reluctant to see these holidays cancelled. One of these special days is this so-called “Great Day of Prayer” this Friday 30 days after Easter. The day before on Thursday evening we have a tradition is that you get warm fresh […]

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Celebration of Liberty

4 May 1945 at 8.35 p.m. was the moment where the message from the Free London Press was read aloud in the Danish radios. Those who lived and heard it will never forget and we who were born in the years afterwards still become very moved when listening to that speaker’s voice. He was suddenly interrupted as the message from […]

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Two Brothers and Two Sisters

Lawrence (1899) and  John (1906) were born in Iowa and North Dakota, respectively by immigrants from Denmark. Their father and mother, two small sisters came to the States to seek new possibilities for a better life in 1893. This immigrant Peder Jorgensen who came to the States in 1893 is my husband’s great-grandfather’s brother.  Henry, my husband and  Leah are third cousins […]

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